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We ought to be more and more demanding towards ourselves. Seeking to elevate ourselves. To work one’s being. Direct it towards beauty. The choosing of thoughts, actions and leisure. To distinguish between sane, healthy and re-comforting distractions and the diminishing ones.
Every human being, worth of that name, seeks and works towards progress in starting by progressing him/herself.
We ought to be more demanding with ourselves. We are to raise our being towards a very high Ideal. In order to judge of the usefulness or the futility of our actions and our desires, we need to understand than humanity has a great role to fulfill on Earth.
Humanity participates to the divine work as a helper in the building of a better future and to the formation of the world.
There is no better purpose in the experience of life than to participate to the divine work and cherish the progress of life itself.
Everything that stands foreign to this gigantic divine-human co-operation is useless. Only what tends towards it is necessary.
When this great light illuminates the Consciousness, everything lights up, everything classifies, everything hierarchies in it and through it.
Our actions gain or lose their meaning upon this simple principle: Serving the Divine.
Every act we do, every thought processed and every word we speak out must embody a seed of progress.
For a human being, serving the Divine means first to help the world progress by progressing ourselves: It is becoming better, therefore evolving in all manners, virtues, strengths, in intelligence and understanding.
To partake to the construction of the world, it is first about constructing ourselves, which is the part of the world we can influence more easily. It is raising our consciousness higher and higher and making our life into a work of Art.
We painstakingly learn a craft, an art, painting, music, etc…But in general, we don’t realize that the science of all sciences, the art of all arts, it is life itself, in full order, embellished and magnified.
But it matters to point out to the aspiring soul, who engages in rising towards the higher, to be aware of his distractions. This word, distraction (from the Latin distrahere, pull out, outside of ourselves, out of order, out of action) is not very sympathetic and distractions are indeed dangerous traps.
This is where the criteria to judge our actions, in the light of the most high Ideal, shine all of their eloquence: ‘This distraction will it contribute to the formation of my being? Will it bring strength to my body? Will it elevate my intelligence? Will it help to the blossoming of life, in me, in others?’
Like this, in classifying in this way, we will judge them truly useful and sustaining for the individual and collective progress.
More often, we will understand that as everything useless is harmful, as all that doesn’t develop our being diminishes it, it would then be wiser to abstain.